Charge sheets for traffic offences to be sent to vehicles owners


By Chaminda Silva

Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake yesterday said that police would start sending charge sheets for traffic offences to the home addresses of the vehicle owners.

Speaking at the opening of the first aid training programme for traffic policemen organised by the Sri Lanka Red Cross, the minister said the new system would include a reward mechanism for the traffic policemen.

"We have prepared a new method of issuing charge sheets for traffic offences. We have trained policemen to capture a photograph of the vehicle and the traffic offence when it is committed. Thereafter the police would send the charge-sheet along with the photograph of the offence to the address of the owner of the vehicle."

Minister Ratnayake said that those who dislike the new system or anyone who receives an undue charge-sheet could move the courts against it.

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